A beautiful archipelago. A land filled with some of the best nature has to offer. A place that went through a lot over the last half-millennium. A country currently challenged by vastly differing views. A home to more than 100 million individuals.
Welcome to the Philippines.
Over the past eight years Xambayan went on to exist as something at the side. Just for fun. A hobby. Syempre naman, it was meant as a tambayan. But as you grow up, you see more and more of the reality, and more and more people falling into the pits of toxic goo spread into the hellhole known as "the internet."
Maybe it's time to give Xambayan meaning beyond its initial purpose. Hindi lang isang tambayan. Let's get moving towards its other meaning. Isang bayan. A united country. A united Philippines. Xambayan Pilipinas.
And this will be the greatest challenge, in the midst of clashing ideas the country is experiencing in 2018. A voice. A reason. A third perspective. A layman's point-of-view. A take on both sides. Not just this side. Not just that side. Xambayan will be open to all. And hopefully help influencing others and contribute towards healthy intellectual discussions and a better country.
Of course, hindi mawawala ang kulit, and good luck finding an english equivalent for the word kulit. Contributors are welcome, if you have your opinions, pics, and anything you want to share.
Xambayan Pilipinas has been around since 2010 and has since served as a blog and review site for the Xambayan community.